There has been a big update in the upcoming Aaliyah biopic, according to Necole Bitchie. Sources at the site claim Disney channel alumni singer/actress, Zendaya Coleman, will play the late singer in the upcoming Lifetime movie. Look out for the official announcement in the coming weeks.

Back in September, Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson let the cat out of the bag that a biopic was in the works, and soon after, whispers of a casting call made their way online. BET host Keshia Chanté, who has been lobbying for the role for years, even alluded to her Facebook fans that she tried out for the part, but it was Zendaya who ended up coming out on top.

Check out a music video from Zendaya below…

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